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Senior Spirit Ads for the Genoa School Fall and Winter Sports Programs

This information is for the current Junior class who will be Seniors in the fall.  Thanks for the support of the Fall and Winter sports programs.  

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Click here to download ad information:  Senior Ad form alt 

 

Shout Out Ads for the Genoa School Fall and Winter Sports Programs for grades 9-11 of 2016-2017:

This information is for the 8th grade, 9th grade and 10th grade students who will be Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors in the fall.  Thanks for the support of the Fall and Winter sports programs.  

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Click here to download ad information:  Shout Out Ad form (Grades 9-11)  alt 

 
 
 
 
 

Congratulations to all of these high school students based on their hard work and academic accomplishments:

 

Click here to view Genoa & Penta's 3rd Quarter High Honor and Honor Roll Student lists.  alt

 
 
 

 

***2016 Senior Recognition Forms - download here*** alt

All forms due and payments are due May 1st, 2016

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Yearbook Orders Deadline:

2015-2016 Yearbook orders are underway.  All orders will be done online at Josents.com.  Please click the link below and follow the prompts to order this years book!

Yearbook Order Link 

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Limelight launches new youtube channel with clips and highlights from their Video Yearbook of years past.  Please enjoy the videos.

Channel Link Here

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Genoa RePlay It App

alt Download the new yearbook app to view and share images for this years yearbook.  It's free, easy and a great way to contribute to the memories of 2015-2016.

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 2015 -2016 Yearbook Patrons:

A special thank you to all book and video patrons; without your support our book prices would be too high for most students to afford! 
Please support the following business around the Genoa area.

Toledo Top Soil & Mulch,  Hall Industrial Company,  Midwest Mine Services,  ACE Appliance,  Baruch's Professional Window Cleaning,  Nerium International,  DTA's Detailing & Window Tinting,  Miller's New Market,  Heilman's Brew Thru LLC,  Gordon Lumber,  Sprouse Insurance Agency,  East Suburban Animal Hospital,  Chorba Construction, Genoa Bank, Nissen Concrete, Wojo's Heating, Riverside Machine & Automation, Summit Rehabilitation Services LLC., The Big Apple Deli, Magee East, Lotus Salon & Spa, Cardinal Aggregate INC., Country Hair Creations, First Federal Bank, Sims Lawn Care, Joe's Restoration, Northwood Jewelers, Toledo Creative Solutions, Cimarron Express, Bob's Home Service HVAC, Benchs Farms Inc., Genoa Car Care 

 
 
 

The attached "invoice" below notes the year-to-year charges deducted from our district's State funding by the Ohio Department of Education that has been used to fund Charter/Community schools since their inception in 1999.  Total cost to local taxpayers since inception:  $1,964,075.54.

 

HISTORY OF CHARTER SCHOOL COST

 

Charter School facts:

1 Charter schools are privately operated but publicly funded. Since they're privately operated, charters are exempt from 150 state laws that public schools must comply with as they serve a public purpose in a community setting.

2 Our public schools are governed by our publicly elected school board, neighbors who are voted in office to serve us. Charter schools have unelected boards that are hand-picked by the private school operator, and there is no legal requirement that these individuals even live in the community where the charter school is located, be elected by the public or the parents served by the school, or even be American citizens.

3 Since most charter schools are run by for-profit management companies that are private enterprises, they are not obligated to disclose the salaries of the school leaders or of other employees of the school.

4 Researchers around the country have shown that many charter school administrator salaries are much higher than school district superintendents. In New York City, for example, the salaries for charter school administrators who are responsible for only a handful of schools are paid more than double the salary of the public school chancellor, who is responsible for nearly 1,600 schools. http:/www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/top-16-nyc-charter-school-execs-out-earn-chancellor-dennis-walcott-article-1.1497717

5 Under Ohio law, there is no legal requirement for the charter school leader to have any kind of professional license or even a degree.

6 The deductions for state financial aid for charter school students from a school district's allocation exceed the amount per pupil of state aid going to that district, a fact documented in the Columbus Dispatch. Residents of public school districts whose children attend a local public school are being deprived of public tax dollars needed for public education in order to support privately operated and non-transparent charter schools. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/09/09/ohios-charter-schools-essentially-get-local-property-tax-money.html

7 Not only do public school districts receive less state aid per pupil than charter schools, they must also provide transportation for charter students to their schools, an additional expense incurred by public school districts in order to support these privately operated schools.

8 Many national studies have shown that charter schools normally serve a smaller percentage of students with special needs, children who require additional support at an increased cost per pupil. Public schools, our community schools, are pledged to serve all children.

There is a new tool that allows school district residents to look up important data about the condition and performance of their community schools and compare that to charter schools. Go to this website to find out more specific information: http://knowyourcharter.com/

As citizens look at these examples of how charter schools receive public tax dollars but otherwise operate freely due to 150 exemptions in state law that public school districts otherwise must follow, they are concerned about what kind of schools they really are. Here is one important development that has been felt in Ohio: In September 2015, the Washington Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling that was felt across the country, held that "taxpayer-funded charter schools are unconstitutional, reasoning that charters are not truly public schools because they aren't governed by elected boards and therefore not accountable to voters." https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/what-makes-a-public-school-public-washington-state-court-finds-charter-schools-unconstitutional/2015/09/08/706975c8-5632-11e5-8bb1-b488d231bba2_story.html

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